While controversy has surrounded numerous rappers, few have seen as much or embraced it so strongly as Eminem. Whether it be his antics, his lyrics or his personal relationships, Shady has always been a conversation starter. Now he is teaming up with Kendrick Lamar, possibly the closest thing to this generation’s Em, for their first collaboration, “Love Game”.
One of the many tracks on MMLPII which samples an old school classic, in this case “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana & Mindbenders, “Love Game” may sound like a beat which Pitbull would enjoy, but Em and K.Dot really attack the game with their lyrics. All about rap being their mistress and how they no longer feel like they are part of the hip-hop community because she has been sleeping around with too many other subpar rappers yet they still can’t get enough of her when she calls for another round, “Love Game” is a much more subtle version of Kendrick’s verse in “Control”. It has all the power, all the force and all the controversy but all in a crazy genius format which nobody, not even Kendrick, could come up with other than Eminem.
Listen to “Love Game” below.